Guest House Sleeps 2 couples & kids very comfortably (2 king-sized beds, a full-sized bed, a Captain's Bed (and an inner-spring mattress cot if needed), and downstairs is a full-sized inner-spring mattress couch-bed. Country privacy in Vermont's NE Kingdom. Close to nature and old-fashioned farm charm, peaceful -- a great get away. Let go, unwind, have fun, de-stress & relax, or knock yourself out in the great outdoors. 2-story Guest House has Old-Fashioned Rustic Charm and Elegance and amazing views from the LARGE upstairs picture window. When temps are above 80°F outside there is air conditioning upstairs. Organic veggie garden for our guests (separate from our farm) giving a bounty till late Fall. The LARGE picture window upstairs looks out onto beautiful, changing mountain views and the antics of our animals--clear nights are great for star-gazing. There's also a supplementary wood stove downstairs for an occasional fire. Cook up a storm in the open kitchen--gather herbs & fresh organic greens from the Guest House garden, grill up a storm outside, or check out nearby cafes-restaurants, and most especially the #1-Rated Hill Farmstead Brewery 20 minutes away. Free WiFi, cable TV & Blu-ray DVD (+Netflix access). We have games, cards, jigsaw puzzles, books, stuffed toys, crayons/art supplies, Audubon Nature Guides/binoculars & a recliner. Although we have a whole-house filter, we also have a 5-gallon hot/cold water dispenser and encourage people to bring personal (not disposable) water bottles. Ask Marc about 5-Season Qigong or (de)Stress Management instruction/classes if interested.
Nearby Nature Sanctuary is just down the hill--great swimming (+ a water slide), fishing, hiking (beautiful scenic outlook is a steep climb for the last 10-15 minutes), & exploring. Burke Mountain-Kingdom Trails (world-class mountain biking events, and great restaurants/bars in the area), and Craftsbury/the Open Center are a 1/2 hr away for biking, hiking, events, dining, more. Clear skies at night are great for star gazing (check out when the meteor showers are, too). It's about the experience of Mount Harmony Farm.
Please Note: The protected farm animals are not to be fed/petted by youngsters without supervision/instruction, as the donkeys do not always understand where carrots leave off and small fingers begin. They also are not horses (horses can be fed from open palms--but donkeys cannot). Also, flying a drone or aerial electronics on our property terrifies the animals--fine to fly drones elsewhere off the property.
Rates are for up to 4 people--additional guests are $25/person/nt (under 5 years old = free [limit of 3 freebies]--all infants are free).
SLEPT LIKE BABIES...: Dear Stephanie & Marc.-- We had a glorious time. We loved the downstairs great room and especially loved reading and looking at the donkeys and the mountains from the upstairs Great Room. We all slept like babies!!!!! It was such fun watching the birds and the chipmunk darting about outside. Torben loved snowshoeing on your property. -- Thanks for providing such a wonderful larder with spices, oils, rice (which I used), teas and Green Mtn Coffee, which I love. I did the cooking and they cleaned up! -- Thank you also for being the 'parents' for the rescued animals. We have friends who live in Woodstock, VT and the wife is totally committed to taking animals out of abusive homes. You are doing a great thing and your animals must be thankful to have you care for them. We loved hearing them 'talking' to Marc! -- Thank you so much. -- April & Torben
IT WAS LIKE COMING HOME: We read the website & write-ups, made the deal, but still didn't really know what to expect. It was like coming home to the family farm for Thanksgiving. We're not often welcomed by two mules, a gaggle of Geese, various sheep, and a pair of chipmunks. No moose though, at least not yet. Marc & Stephanie are like family. Staying here's been a treat. Raiding the vegetable garden, watching the chipmunk while reading on the deck, the view from upstairs, the 'sanctuary' across the road (all parks should be like this), the leaves turning, but not turned. Drive the byways, but better yet -- take the well-used Vermont Gazetteer and take those really skinny back roads that are red -- the dirt/gravel ones. Get lost, find your way. Go to the observatory at the top of Prospect Hill near Brownington, and look into Canada. Try them all -- they're good roads, often better than the asphalt ones. -- Pam & Les, Tyler TX
WOW!!!: Let me start off by saying WOW!!!!! You and your farm are amazing. It was so nice to meet folks who still have strong morals/values and treat animals/land with the love and respect they deserve. We really were just trying to 'get away', but you made our trip so much more than that!! And for that I THANK YOU. We would love to sit down with you two and listen to you speak so lovingly about your farm. My husband and I have had our share of many tragedies over the last few years and found it hard to get out of our pity party; in just two short days Mount Harmony provided us with the atmosphere to 'let go';. Your gratitude towards my husband's veteran status was unexpected and appreciated, I hope we did not insult you by not taking you up on your offer to stay a night 'on you'. If we didn't have [responsibilities], we would have taken you up on the offer in a heartbeat. We'll be back, but next time for a longer stay (they've been back many times).
-- Sonya, Gary & Friends, Massachusetts